Molting/hibernating

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Riceyandspicy
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Molting/hibernating

Post by Riceyandspicy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:13 pm

I have 3 crabs in a 10 gallon tank with 6in substrate. It is midwinter in MN and its cold but the temp inside their tank is kept at 77-81 and the humidity ranging from 80-90% all of them are buried in their substrate. 2 of the big crabs have probably been under for almost 1 month and a small one recently came up then went back down after a week. Im guessing the bigger crabs are still molting but do crabs go through hibernation periods?


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Re: Molting/hibernating

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:06 pm

I read somewhere on here that crabs only hibernate if the temperatures are dangerously low. I also read that crabs hibernating permanently affects their lives.


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